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COVID catch-up with 2019’s Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year — Rowley Farmhouse Ales

From left: Assistant Brewer Marcus DiFilippo, Mayhem Coordinator Elissa Ritt, Master Bartender Ebbie Edmonston, Head brewer Mike Donovan, Assistant Brewer Tyler King, Brewmaster John Rowley

As we near the pandemic version of the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony, which will stream online this Friday at 5 p.m., I thought it was a good time to check in with last year’s Small Brew Pub/Brewer of the Year winner, Rowley Farmhouse Ales (RFA).

This past long weekend, I met with brewmaster and co-owner John Rowley and new head brewer Mike Donovan to see how Rowley Farmhouse Ales is faring these days, what they’ve been working on, and what beers will be coming out of the wood soon.

“Things are good. We’re trying to keep up, stay afloat,” Rowley said.

But, RFA isn’t sure what’s going to happen in the winter. That’s a different story. It’s no secret that Rowley Farmhouse Ales isn’t #blessed with a whole lot of indoor dining space. And, with the current health orders in eff

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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